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The Night Walkers

DAUMIER, Honore (1808 - 1879)

The Night Walkers

Media: oil on board

Size: 28.9 x 18.7 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2452

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

The dark outlines and lack emphasis on light and dark reveal Daumier’s experience in drawing and printmaking. His reputation was first established as a satirical caricaturist and it was only later he ventured into painting with oils. This work is an early example. The figures’ dress marks a distinction in social class – perhaps a reference to the political issues of the time.


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